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Ford Confirmation / President' Resignation, Impeachment #24382

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 05, 1973
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(Studio) House expected to give final confirmation to Vice President designate Gerald Ford. Senator Jacob Javits believes Ford's confirmation to stir up new cries for Nixon's impeachment.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Capitol Hill) [JAVITS - thinks President' resignation more likely also with Ford confirmation.] President seems to think new Vice President to help solve problems rather than increase them.

(White House) President insists no thoughts of resignation exist. White House aides Melvin Laird and Bryce Harlow to leave administration after Ford sworn in. Close aides report President capable of carrying out presidential duties as witnessed in ceremony with Romania President Nicolae Ceausescu. President' legal defense team for Watergate overworked and put together without thought of long-range planning. Admin. problems exist.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Clark, Bob;
Jarriel, Tom;
Smith, Howard K.

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